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banned9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
To deflect some of the questions from the "hot deals" forum, where users who have taken up http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94237 the offer are now getting to grips with setting up their website - someone suggested a seperate thread for that discussion.

Here you go guys!!!
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banned9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
i'll kick the thread off shall i... lol

i want to add site name and description to mine, ok ive gone into my admin area and selected config, i type in the words i wish to display in the corresponding boxes, but all its done is delete the template words that were there?
banned#2
loupomm
i'll kick the thread off shall i... lol

i want to add site name and description to mine, ok ive gone into my admin area and selected config, i type in the words i wish to display in the corresponding boxes, but all its done is delete the template words that were there?


loupomm, I dont understand what you mean. Are you talking about the control panel within your account or something you have one click installed?
#3
guv
loupomm, I dont understand what you mean. Are you talking about the control panel within your account or something you have one click installed?


i have installed phpbb

in the admin panel i went to config

added the name and discription, hit submit

nothing there :-(
banned#4
Hi guv, maybe a good idea to add the link to this thread on your opening post on the main page, see maybe not so blonde after all :p
banned#5
sassie
Hi guv, maybe a good idea to add the link to this thread on your opening post on the main page, see maybe not so blonde after all :p


All done - cheers for that!!!
banned#6
loupomm
i have installed phpbb

in the admin panel i went to config

added the name and discription, hit submit

nothing there :-(


If you can PM me the admin username and PW, (FOR YOUR PHPBB INSTALL _ NOT DREAMHOST ACCOUNT!) I can probably help you out. Its been a couple of years since I used it - so very rusty!

Once done - just change the pw etc details - so I cant access it again!!!!

It sounds like what you have done is set the meta tags to help google searches. You can check this. In your browser with the site open, click on view > source if you see your description there (near the top with META next to it), thats what youve done.
#7
ok i'll pm you now :) thank you
#8
ok, im all set i think :)

for the life of me i cant get the header sorted, cant find the file lol, anyone know a fool proof step by step guide to walking me through it?

i meant cast iron, idiot proof...lol
banned#9
loupomm
ok, im all set i think :)

for the life of me i cant get the header sorted, cant find the file lol, anyone know a fool proof step by step guide to walking me through it?

i meant cast iron, idiot proof...lol


Have you not checked in the manual? I know its there 'cos its probably the most common one asked!

Like I said in the PM - you will need to edit the .tpl file (for the template youve used) then save it - but in a seperate place so that change doesnt get overwritten if you upgrade etc. Trawel through the phpbb forum - it definately will be there. (I know it was - 'cos its something I had to find also!)

In the template you used (which I think is excellent BTW) is there not some guidance on mods? Normally there is!

Anyway - happy UKHDMAX customer - spill the beans to everyone the URL!!!! (I know it - but wont post it in case you dont want it published here!)
#10
i found the overall header tpl file but my pc wont let me open it t edit it :) looks like i'll have to go without, just looks like i have no name lol
#11
does someone know how i make a subdomain for my friends i think i found out how to do that but when i dont know where the site url. so confuseing i spent a day trying to find out with no luck.
#12
can you give a bit more info? im sure someone will be able to help :)
banned#13
loupomm
i found the overall header tpl file but my pc wont let me open it t edit it :) looks like i'll have to go without, just looks like i have no name lol


You can open it in notepad and edit it there. Make sure you rename the original - just in case. And remember what I said about the location it gets uploaded to. (This its a "Local" folder" - but check with the PHPBB forum - or you will lose that change when any update is done.)
#14
In main menu -users - manager users i created a account for my friends i can access them via ftp and upload to them but i cant find the url to them, it should be somewhere in my account directory but i looked at all the folders and cant find it

screenshot http://ashkay.net/Untitled-1.jpg
banned#15
ashkayuk
does someone know how i make a subdomain for my friends i think i found out how to do that but when i dont know where the site url. so confuseing i spent a day trying to find out with no luck.


If you are talking about dreamhost?

In control panel - left menu - select domains - manage domains - add new domain/subdomain - type in subname.domainname.com and save

As long as its hosted there, thats all that is required
#16
the point im trying to make is that dont know my sub-domain directory. this is all so confusing.
#17
thank you for your help, i think i got it now. HUKD rocks!
#18
anyone help me out installing vbulletin. i uploaded the vb files created mqsl database just having trouble filling in the vbulletin config script with correct server details etc...
banned#19
legend lloydy
anyone help me out installing vbulletin. i uploaded the vb files created mqsl database just having trouble filling in the vbulletin config script with correct server details etc...


Just to be certain - you do mean vbulletin and not phpbb?

Where you are probably stumbling on, is in the install, telling it what the path and names are for the MySQL database? Is that the case? Or something else?

Anyway, can I suggest you fire an email off to Dreamhost support. Be as descriptive as you can and give you account username and location of the BB. I'm sure they will get there a lot quicker than I can (since the details needed to help are blind to me!)

Any reason (if it is VBulletin) being used and not PHPBB? You'd have that set up and running from their one click installs in less than 20 minutes!
#20
guv
Just to be certain - you do mean vbulletin and not phpbb?

Where you are probably stumbling on, is in the install, telling it what the path and names are for the MySQL database? Is that the case? Or something else?

Anyway, can I suggest you fire an email off to Dreamhost support. Be as descriptive as you can and give you account username and location of the BB. I'm sure they will get there a lot quicker than I can (since the details needed to help are blind to me!)

Any reason (if it is VBulletin) being used and not PHPBB? You'd have that set up and running from their one click installs in less than 20 minutes!


yeh im trying to install vbulletin and having trouble with the server name, i may be mixing up the mysql hostname and the server name im not to sure:?
#21
Has anyone got any experience with wordpress?
#22
loupomm
Has anyone got any experience with wordpress?


no but lks pretty simple, you thinking of putting it on your site?
#23
legend lloydy
no but lks pretty simple, you thinking of putting it on your site?



I have done it :)

im looking to place a link on my forum to link to my blog, anyone know how i do this?
#24
Why is my website crawling?

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Joe Boss>ping [url]www.*******.com[/url]

Pinging [url]www.*******.com[/url] [208.113.190.23] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from 208.113.190.23: bytes=32 time=176ms TTL=49
Request timed out.
Reply from 208.113.190.23: bytes=32 time=174ms TTL=49
Reply from 208.113.190.23: bytes=32 time=171ms TTL=49

Ping statistics for 208.113.190.23:
Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 3, Lost = 1 (25% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
Minimum = 171ms, Maximum = 176ms, Average = 173ms
#25
Your site is "temporarily unavailable" apparently.......
#26
i have a problem with my dreamhost account they are charging me $119.40and when i try to close my account they say i have to pay $54.44!

they automatically renewed my account with out asking me?
#27
i have had this email today:

This is just a notice that your DreamHost Account #*******
("****** Account") has a balance of $119.40 (including any charges not
due until 2009-01-02), with $119.40 due (since 2008-12-02).

You also have $119.40 past due (owed since 2008-11-02), and if
by 2009-01-02 you do not pay at least the $119.40 part, your
account will be automatically suspended until payment is received.

If you would like to CLOSE your account with DreamHost, just visit:

a bit wierd to get this now??

i thought i had untill sept = a year?
#28
The other thread is discussing this too...pop over and see what we're saying!
#29
i have just noticed that i created my account on 03 September 2007 so there email must be a mistake?
banned#30
loupomm
i have had this email today:

This is just a notice that your DreamHost Account #*******
("****** Account") has a balance of $119.40 (including any charges not
due until 2009-01-02), with $119.40 due (since 2008-12-02).

You also have $119.40 past due (owed since 2008-11-02), and if
by 2009-01-02 you do not pay at least the $119.40 part, your
account will be automatically suspended until payment is received.

If you would like to CLOSE your account with DreamHost, just visit:

a bit wierd to get this now??

i thought i had untill sept = a year?


You have paid for the year.

I also got an email from them today - for an account I started in Jan 2005 and paid for 2 years. Fair enough that they are asking for me to renew or close the account - however they are asking for $381 for the 2 years - which is double what it should be!

In my account it looks to be ok - and asking for $190.

I have emailed them and expect to get a reply later today.

Looks like their accounts department are making big bloomers ATM!
#31
...and will probably cost them a fortune!!
#32
Seems i paid with paypal so am i safe from automatic payments?
banned#33
loupomm
Seems i paid with paypal so am i safe from automatic payments?


No not necesarily. I once bought hosting through ebay/payal and it was a renewed sub they took each month.

Dreamhost did try to charge my credit card - but luckily the one I used has expired - so they were unable to take it.
banned#34
There is an update that has been posted in the main "deal" thread.

They are aware of the problem and are rectifying it.

Someone run a billing cycle and used the wrong date - hence the "overdue" bills being sent out.
#35
http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2008/01/15/billing-issues/

Was just gonna start a thread on this, oh boy are they ever in trouble. They charged me but as long as they fix it asap it won't cause me any major problems, but I am sure there's a lot of unhappy customers right now. I'm definitely turning OFF auto rebilling now.
banned#36
Starlet
http://www.dreamhoststatus.com/2008/01/15/billing-issues/

Was just gonna start a thread on this, oh boy are they ever in trouble. They charged me but as long as they fix it asap it won't cause me any major problems, but I am sure there's a lot of unhappy customers right now. I'm definitely turning OFF auto rebilling now.


He he - mine was on - but was done almost 2 years ago and credit card they charged had expired.

However, if you have been charged, you are likely to be out of pocket. They took say $90 - and will put $90 back. However, the back will have already done it via the exchange rate. We all know you never get the same deal for buying currency as you do selling! So you will probably have to speak to the bank to get that amended.

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